August 18, 2013
Sundays 9:00 am Channel 5 CWKYT
It is requested that all children under the age of five stay in our nursery
so there will be no distractions during the preaching of the Gospel
Lord, I would delight in Thee
And on Thy care depend
To Thee in ev’ry trouble flee
My best, my only friend.
When all created streams are dried
Thy fullness is the same
May I with this be satisfied
And glory in Thy name.
He that hath made my heav’n secure
Will here all needs provide
While Christ is rich, can I be poor
What can I want beside?
O that I had stronger faith
To look within the veil
To rest on what my Savior says
Whose Word can never fail.
Lord, I cast my care on Thee
Thy strength and grace implore
Henceforth my great concern shall be
To love and praise Thee more.
(Tune: “Jesus The Very Thought” p. 58)
Upcoming Bible Conferences
Grace Baptist – Danville, KY - Aug. 30 -1
Hurricane Grace – Ashland, KY – Oct. 11-13
College Grove Grace – College Grove, TN – Oct. 18-20
Todds Road Grace – Lexington, KY – Nov. 22-24
We rejoice with Courtney Ortz who was baptized last Sunday and Albert Kelley who will be baptized today. May the Lord bless and keep them.
18th – Molly Mohr 18th – Adam Peters 19th – Nora Imes
19th – Allison Vincent 19th – Sharon Vincent 21st – Mark Ham
23rd – Michael Carver 23rd – Richard Byrd
24th- John Greenleaf 24th – Don Willis
Sunday AM – Aubrey, Jessica E., Kelli H. PM – Amanda, Nora. Wed. – Kristy B.
“Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.” - Proverbs 26:12
THE MEASURE OF OUR BLESSING
“For with the same measure you mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” - Luke 6:38
God will meet me where I come to Him and measure out my blessings with the measuring stick that I bring Him. If I come to Him expecting blessing because of my law keeping or good works He will meet me there and measure out to me exactly what I deserve. If I come seeking only His mercy for Christ’s sake, that is precisely what I will get. If I am a judge and a critic, God will be my judge and critic. If I am merciful and forgiving, God will be merciful and forgiving towards me. If I am not generous, God will not be generous toward me. If I am giving, I will always find I will never be able to out-give God. If I come to public worship desiring to hear, I will. If I come with a critical ear, I will get what I came for and find plenty to criticize and receive no blessing. The measure of blessing we have is determined by the measure of the basket we bring Him. “With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again” (Matthew 7:2).
“IT IS FINISHED!”
“Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.” There is something very striking in this loud voice of Jesus. Not like one exhausted; not as one dispirited; but as a conqueror in the field of battle, retreating with His spoils. Jesus cried aloud, that all on earth, and all in heaven, and all in hell, might hear, “It is finished!” What is finished? Redemption-work is finished. And from that moment the empire of sin, death, hell, and the grace were vanquished…and that song was sung in heaven… “Thou was slain, and hast redeemed us to God by the blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation” (Revelation 5:9).
- Robert Hawker 1753-1827
THE SAVOR OF CHRIST
II Corinthians 2:14-16
The apostle gave thanks unto God because as he preached Christ, God always made him to triumph and made manifest the savor (spread abroad the knowledge of Christ) as the savor of a sacrifice. This savor is unto God a sweet savor of Christ in them that are saved. The preaching of Christ is a savor of life and death, and as Christ is preached, He is life to them who believe, receive, bow to, and rejoice in Him as their only plea and righteousness before God. But even as Christ is preached, He is a savor unto death in them that perish – to them who won’t believe, won’t receive, won’t bow to, and don’t rejoice in Christ. They feel they don’t need the savor of a sacrifice before the holiness and justice of God. When the Gospel is preached, there are two things always taking place (even though most are unaware of it); some are being prepared for glory, others are being hardened. Some are being brought to the light; some are left sitting in darkness. Some see Christ and His glory; others see no beauty about Him. Some who hear the Gospel have their hearts made tender towards sin; others have their hearts hardened in sin. No wonder we say, “Who is sufficient for these things?” The question we should all be asking is, “How is the preaching of the Gospel affecting me.”
- Pastor Donnie Bell
BE READY TO GIVE AN ANSWER
I Peter 3:15
When a person asks you to tell him why you believe your sins are pardoned, why you believe that your name is written in heaven and why you believe that you are not under condemnation, but hope to reign eternally with the Lord, be ready always to give him a Scriptural answer. Tell him it is because Christ Jesus is your Righteousness, before God’s law, that Christ Jesus is your Justifier, by His precious blood and Christ Jesus is your Mediator, before God’s throne. Give that answer in all humble fashion (for we are what we are by the grace of God). Give that answer with “The fear of the Lord”, being careful that the Lord gets all the glory. Someone said, “Give that answer courteously and respectfully; it may be that person is a true seeker!” - Pastor Henry Mahan
Now then, there is but one thing with which Almighty God is satisfied – entirely satisfied – and that is THE PERSON AND WORK OF HIS SON! It is with Christ that we must be satisfied, not with ourselves, nor anything about us! When we cease from ALL our labors, and ALL our righteousness, and ENTER INTO HIS REST, pardon and peace will come without delay. – Horatius Bonar